Sad news the other day (10 August) …. Isaac Hayes, the writer and recorder of the “Shaft” film soundtrack (for which he won an Oscar for Best Score) has died.
He was famous as a singer and actor in the showbiz world, including performing the voiceover for the part of Jerome “Chef” McElroy in South Park. His voiceover work in the show was splendid and often had me rolling on the floor (ok, not exactly…but I did get a good laugh out of it).
Mr. Hayes built up a solid, multi-facted character in that Chef role. Streety and snappy without going into stereotypes. According to what I’ve read, he did end up leaving the show because of its attacks on the religious group to which he belonged, Scientology.
Anyhow…..Rest in peace Sir…and blessings & love be with you in your transition.